Presentation on theme: "EQ: What are the characteristics of the Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, and the Mississippian Indian Cultures?"— Presentation transcript:
1 EQ: What are the characteristics of the Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, and the Mississippian Indian Cultures?
2 EQ: What are the characteristics of the Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, and the Mississippian Indian Cultures?
3 BrainstormingWith your partner, quietly discuss the stereotypes of Native Americans and how they been portrayed in American History. Write down your groups ideas in your composition notebook.Think of movies, cartoons, commercials, books, stories, etc.
4 Stereotypes of Native Americans Have we been lied to our entire lives about who they really are?
5 Stereotypes of Native Americans Someone wearing feathersSomeone living in a tipiSomeone who makes a "whooping" soundSomeone to associate with Thanksgiving and the pilgrimsPeople who never waste anythingPeople who respect the land and never harm anythingPeople who are often seen in the wild or portrayed as animals or part of the landFought like the “brave”
6 Stereotypes continued Smoked the “peace” pipe – say there was never peace and that narcotics were never in the peace pipe.People who worship natureThat every one chose an animal name or had a animal spirit as protectorNative are lazy and not motivatedAlways associated with handcrafts – dream , jewelry,Stereotype that all Indians were the sameA lot of the ideas mentioned above are all ideas that are found in Mainstream America.
7 Things we have heard "Sit like Indians" "You act like a bunch of wild Indians""I'm dressing like an Indian for Halloween""You're an Indian giver""Too many chiefs, not enough Indians“Have we (American history/society) turned Native groups into simply movie roles and costume ideas?
8 Earliest Native Americans Where did they come from?How did they get here?When did they get here?
9 BERINGIA! At least 10,000-15,000 years ago Land bridge was formed Coined “Beringia”Came from Asia
10 Before “Contact” Native Americans PaleoArchaicWoodlandMississippianWhat was the cultural evolution of these Americans?Complete Chart
17 Archaic Indians Cultural Aspects: 1st signs of clay pottery Decorative stone and bone pieces
18 Woodland Indians Migratory Patterns: Housing: Social Structure: Settled in villagesHousing:More sturdy structuresSocial Structure:Tribes are formed
19 Woodland Indians Tools and Weapons: Food: Bow and Arrow is invented Small game:Small animals such as rabbit & squirrelNutsFish
20 Woodland Indians Cultural Aspects: Burial mounds in the shape of animalsMarkings on pottery
21 Mississippian Indians Migratory Patterns:Large tribes near riversHousing:Groups of houses of wood and clay surrounded by Palisade (tall wooden wall) & moat (wide ditch w/ water)Social Structure:Chiefdom: villages ruled by a priest-chief